22 October 2019
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 1st Sept 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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TRUE HUMILITY

Last Sunday’s Gospel told us that the entrance door to salvation is narrow, and that tosome it is shut, to others open. What matters is that whatever is within our power todo today in this life, we do it well in order to enter through that narrow door. Onevirtue we should practise is true humility.

This is illustrated in today’s Gospel where we get some advice on the way to enterinto the heavenly feast, the Kingdom of God. It is open to everyone to attend the feast,but those who think they are entitled to be there and who elbow their way to the toptable may get a surprise.

The parable tells us very clearly that God’s Kingdom reflects God’s preferentialoption for the poor, the marginalised, the broken and the sinner. They are the oneswho will get the reserved and special places at the table. The proud, the “pushy”,those with a sense of entitlement will get a shock. We are advised—“Everyone whoexalts themselves will be humbled, and the one who humbles themselves will be exalted”. Ifwe practise true humility, and serve our fellow human beings with love and respect,our reward will be great when we get through that narrow door.


DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be next Sunday, 8th, with blessing of the graves taking place after 11.30am Mass.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

We are currently in the process of renewing the PPC in Tullamore parish and earlier in the summer parishioners submitted nominations. Voting sheets are available at our churches this weekend and we request parishioners to hand in their vote to the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.


THE DEEP END - WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the image of a great banquet to explain God’s vision for our world. He speaks of a place where those who consider themselves entitled to the highest seats at the table take the low seats. He urges us to invite the poor, the lame and the blind to this celebration. Jesus encourages us to turn the world upside down in a reversal, an upheaval, where the preferred option is for the poor and those considered least in society.

Today is an important day, as we begin the Season of Creation (from 1 September until the Feast of St Francis on 4 October). Pope Francis asks all Christians to embrace this season in prayer, in living more sustainably and in raising our voices in the public sphere. We are invited to think more deeply about what is happening at present to the Earth, the environmental destruction which now threatens our world, our common home. The theme this year is ‘The Web of Life.’ The most vulnerable among us are suffering most deeply as this web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with urgency. Let us hear the Gospel message today, where we are called to consider those on the margins, including those most at risk from climate change, and let us commit to working towards a world where all are seated at the banquet.

Jane Mellett, Intercom Sept 2019


PARISH SAFEGUARDING

Once again it’s that time of year when your children return to various Parish activities. Everyone appreciates the volunteers and children for their involvment and hard work which enhances our liturgies.

Our parish is committed to doing everything we can to create a safe and welcoming environment for your children and young adults taking part in church-related activities. As the welfare of all is paramount, it is our policy to ensure that young people will be supported in all activities. We ask parents/guardians to complete consent forms being circulated and return them to the activity leaders or the Parish Centre.  Thank you for your constant help and support. 


FAMILY MASS CHOIR

Registration and choir practice resumes next Thursday, 5th, in the Parish Centre from 6.00-6.45pm.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 21st & Sat 28th Sept & Sun 8th Oct in Tullamore & Sun 13th Oct in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Sept.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course. Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included. 


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 2     7.45  Patrick Daly

           10.00  Peter & Frances Flanagan & Family

Tues 3  10.00  Antoinette Power

Wed 4     7.45  Anne Sheppard

           10.00  Mario & Mauro Tagle

Thurs 5  7.45  Peter & Margaret Slattery

            10.00  John & Mary Moriarty

Sat 7     10.00  Rose Hannigan

             6.30  Mary Brigid Harte, 1st Ann

                      Kathleen Larkin, 1st Ann & husband Paddy

Sun 8      8.30  Ann Molloy

           10.00  Nicky, Mathilda, Audrie, Billy & Nicky Jnr Kelly

           11.30  Jordan Murphy, 1st Ann

             1.00  Nigel Brennan, 1st Ann

                      May Conway, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Frank Hughes,  Celine Conway & Ann (Nan) McDonagh.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Dilaila Volcauskaite, Conor Jason Patrick Daly, Sonnie John Lawlor & Molly May Cosgrove who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3224 Durrow €158

Envelopes €2874

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER,  OURPARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord: Fri 5-6pm; Sat 1-2pm, 2-3pm; Sun 1-2pm,or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 6 - Mass 7pm, Day Chapel; Adoration & prayers follow in Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 3, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Day Chapel, 6.30pm.  All are welcome. 

COFFEE MORNING & BAKE SALE IN AID OF JACK & JILL FOUNDATION Fri 6, Parish Centre, 10.30am.Donation of baked goods welcome.

WELLBEING GROUPS resume next week, Parish Centre.  If interested in joining, Ph Carmel 0876425786.

DURROW CEILI CLUB: Ceili & set dancing classes, Tues, 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

IRISH MIDLANDS YOUTH ORCHESTRA:  Auditions for New members, Sat/Sun 7/8,Charleville Centre. String, bass, wind & piano players welcome. See facebook page or ph 0868347607.

TULLAMORE JUNIOR HOCKEY CLUB: Training resumes Tues 3, TheHarriers.  Girls & boys, 3rd class to 3rdyr welcome. Come and Try for Free for 3 weeks in September.  Full details on the Club's Facebook page and website: tullamorehockeyclub.ie

TARA (Tullamoreactive retirement assoc):  Holiday to Clonakilty Park Hotel, Cork, Sun 13 Oct, 5 nights -€345pps, €420single.Ph 0872146172/9351295 for details.

“SURRENDER & ACCEPT JESUS”:  Two day retreatled by Jim Brown – freedom from self & discerning God’s will -Sat 14/Sun 15 Sept, Durrow Hall.  Booking at 0876752806.

ORDER OF MALTA:  Launch of “A Book of Memories”, commemorating 70th anniversary of founding of Unit, Town Library, Mon2, 7.30pm.  All welcome.

ALPHA 2019: Come explore the meaning of life, Parish Centre, Thurs 7-30-9pm from 12 Sept for 11 weeks.

RAINBOWS – a peer support programme assisting children grieving a death or separation:  Information & application evening, Mon 16, St Mary’s Youth Centre, 5-6pm.  Ph Anne 0861569510

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Helpline 1800323232.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 0861600641.

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